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France Expat News

Thousands of French Nationals Defect To British Health System

The French healthcare system has been under strain for decades. It is heavily indebted and, if some French nationals are to be believed, also offers substandard levels of care. With the French government raising prices in the hope of plugging holes in their finances, a growing band of renegade French professionals have now chosen to defect to the UK system.Typically in France, charges for French health insurance are taken at source straight out of the wage packet. However the sums taken ... Read more

How to get a job in France

Moving to a new country can be daunting and if you don't have a job lined up, this is likely to be one of your first priorities. Like all aspects of life, finding and successfully applying for work is done in a slightly different way wherever you are in the world. To put yourself ahead of the competition, or at least in the game, it is a good idea to do your research in advice. With this in mind, here is ... Read more

Is it difficult for an expat to open a bank account in France?

Opening a bank account is one of the first jobs you will want to get sorted when relocating to France. After all, you will need it to have your wages paid into and any bills that need to go out, as well as day-to-day living expenses.The process of getting an account set up, the products on offer and the documentation you will need tends to be different all over the world. With this in mind, here is your guide to everything ... Read more
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